What is the ASA Material? | Jiga Manufacturing Guide

ASA

asa material
ASA – Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate is a thermoplastic which has similar properties to ABS but it has higher UV stability and improved thermal, weather, and chemical resistance.

Minimum Lead Time

2 days

Price Range

Layer Height

100 - 300μm

Wall Thickness

0.8mm

Pros

Cons

Pros

ASA has strong resistance to UV, to high temperatures, and to wear and impact. It also has a remarkable resistance to water and chemicals. Another notable thing about ASA is that is has good overall finish, and is soluble in acetone which is important in gluing and smoothing.

Cons

Because of its strong resistance to temperatures, ASA requires higher extruder and bed temperatures compared to other 3d printing materials. Despite its high cost, ASA may crack, shrink, and warp during 3D printing.

Applications of ASA

ASA, or acrylonitrile styrene acrylate, is thermoplastic with great mechanical strength. It is most commonly used for automotive exterior parts, outdoor components (i.e. housing components), exterior signages, and sporting goods.

Process

3D Printing: FDM

Max. part size

50 x 50 x 50

Tolerances

±0.5% with a lower limit of ±0.5 (±0.020″)

Did you know?

BASF which stands for Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (German for ”Baden Aniline and Soda Factory”), is a German chemical company who first introduced ASA in the market around 1970 under the trade name Luran S. BASF intended to create a material which has similar properties to ABS but with better thermal and weather resistance.

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